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Oct 29, 2012 4:00pm PDT
, it's the widest hurricane we've seen. hurricane irene came last august. she came knocking on the door and no one was listening. hurricane sandy is in the house and neither presidential candidate can walk away from what is happening. we've got to begin to plan for what's ahead. the reaction is that it's over. milk is spilt. the climate is changing rapidly. we've got a super storm that is right in front of us. we've got the hurricane coming in off the atlantic. it's met up with a nor'easter, and then to flow this thing into epic proportion, we're missing 1.35 million square miles of ice in the arctic. so all the heat in the arctic ocean is thrown up into the atmosphere and the jet stream, as it loops south as far south as well into this hurricane and we've got ourselves a super storm. hello. it's time to get into it. >> cenk: dr. halter, let me read you a quote from rutgers situation. she writes, the situation is consistent with what i would expect to see more often as a result of unabated warming especially the amplification of the warming in the arctic. you just mentioned that as
Oct 30, 2012 10:00pm PDT
. hurricane irene was over $15 billion. it is not good economically. it is not good environmentally. and it is terrible to say to our children that we don't care about your future. we're just going to continue dumping 90 million tons of global warming pollution every single day into the atmosphere as if it's an open sewer. even though the scientific community tells us it's creating a disaster. >> jennifer: well, i tell you thank you for the wakeup call and for the clarity that is former vice president al gore with a clear message. up next, he quite literally wrote the book on hurricane katrina. he knows a little something about presidential elections as well. it is a good combination for tonight's show. historian douglas brinkley is entering "the war room." he's next. stay right with us. [ male announcer ] pillsbury grands biscuits. delicious. but say i press a few out flat... add some beef sloppy joe sauce... and cheese fold it all up and boom! i just made an unbeatable unsloppy joe pillsbury grands biscuits. let the making begin. [ female announcer ] what would you call an ordinary bre
Oct 29, 2012 10:00pm PDT
year with hurricane irene, hopefully the response is going to compare favorably this time. you are no long we are the agency correct? >> that's correct. >> jennifer: right. so do you watch all of this stuff very carefully. >> absolutely. james lee, being the formal fema director, we work side by side with the state and local governments helping them prepare and respond to. i have been actively for the last 20 years, so i'm very interested in how this turning out. >> jennifer: i sure appreciate you coming inside "the war room" to share with us a bit of the importance of fema especially on a day and at a time that we know there is some challenges to the fema budget. thanks to mark merit, former fema official. now to my point. mitt romney wants to move disaster relief to the state or private level. he said that at a debate in the primaries, and he said that because he thinks that federal spending on things like disaster relief, he said, it is quote, immoral. so here is what he said at that debate last year. take a listen. >> we cannot afford to do those things without yep nicing the futu
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